The Collective Spark
Igniting Thinking in Groups, Teams and the Wider World
Collective thinking is essential for solving problems, planning, and executing tasks, as well as for overcoming collective stress and trauma. This book is a collection of papers that explores how groups think together, as well as what can impair or improve this valuable skill. When people can “observe social and group life more closely without remaining in the traditional individual-oriented frame of mind,” they can think together more effectively. Including contributions from psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, educators, and organisational consultants, ideas, anecdotes and examples on social thinking are presented with practical suggestions for a wide range of applications.